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Rosie never bothered the pee pad. All other paper was free game. I think it is because they are scented with urine. As to getting up with her in the middle of the night, I just got up and took her outside and right back in--no treat. I wanted her to eventually go outside all the time, so when I knew she had to go, outside it was. But giving a treat might re-inforce the getting up in the middle of the night.

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I am very fortunate. My havs very rarely get up to potty during the night. This has been this way since I brought the home. If they do get up, I knowthey really have to go. They aretrained to use pee pads and that's what I keep nearby.


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I get up if Oscar wakes me up- he already knows that if he gets up like that, there is no play time... he goes out, he potties and he runs back up to bed before I can even get there!
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I am also experiencing the nightly wake-up calls with Lola, who is 17 weeks old, but they have decreased a lot since she first came home 8 weeks. I agree not to wake her, wait for her to wake you. Lola sleeps in her cozy crate in the family room, which is located near our back porch. I have a baby monitor so when I hear her I get up, let her out to do business, and put her right back in her crate. I never use treats for bathroom breaks because she usually has to go soon after she eats anything. I hope this helps, the sleep deprivation will get better as she gets older! By the way, she is ADORABLE!

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Yogi is 3 and Boo is almost 2. They still wake us in the middle of the night to go outside on occasion. Usually Yogi, but Boo sometimes too. We just get up and go...no big whoop...

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I have been battling my two being out door trained. We have an indoor system that works most of the time. But when one of them wakes me up to go outside I am happy to let them out .At least I know they are somewhat trained.

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Lola, what kind of food are you feeding..My Laci is so unpredictable about her poo's. She goes the first thing in the morning, then it's just when ever. This is my first Hav. All my other dogs would always go poo almost immediately after eating...so you knew, but Laci is totally different....Thanks


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When Leo first came home he was 8 weeks and i took 2x during the night. Eventually we switched to once a night. We started at 3am and now I wait until 4am. I get at 4:30am Mon-Fri so I'm trying to push him out to that time. When did your guys stop needing to go I'm the middle of the night? Unfortunately my guy won't cry to get taken out.


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Lola, what kind of food are you feeding..My Laci is so unpredictable about her poo's. She goes the first thing in the morning, then it's just when ever. This is my first Hav. All my other dogs would always go poo almost immediately after eating...so you knew, but Laci is totally different....Thanks


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Hi Laci's Mom! Right now I'm feeding Lola Science Diet for toy breed puppies. I started her on Blue Buffalo but it seemed to be too rich for her. My vet recommended Science Diet because it has less of a protein count than Blue Buffalo. The vet also said it would be okay to switch back to BB once Lola is 6 months old, which I plan to do. Lola, like your other dogs, also goes poo usually shortly after she eats, as well as once or twice more before the next time she eats. Lola is 4 pounds, 12 ounces and eats 1/4 cup three times a day about every 6 hours. I'm not sure how much little Laci weighs, but maybe it's the amount of food she's eating, or it could be the food. What are you currently feeding her? Lola is my first Hav and the smallest dog I've had before, so her feeding was a but of a struggle at first too (amount and type of food). I hope this helps!

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Laci is eating Purina Puppie Chow. She eats 1/3rd cup 2 times a day. During the week around 5 am and 5 pm. Sometimes she doesn't eat all of it. But if she does eat it all, if she acts like she want more I will give it to her. But she only gets fed 2 times a day. But knowing when she's gonna want to poo? Just watching her is the only way...sure wish I could feed her then she go poo within 30 min. But I guess not....thanks for answering..


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